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Illegal betting operations shut due to cash strapped States?

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Are States hungry for lottery revenue?

Yes, I think States Like NY are hungry lottery $$ [ 11 ]  [78.57%]
NO, just a coincidence [ 3 ]  [21.43%]
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Posted: May 26, 2011, 8:32 am - IP Logged


I read in the Chicago Tribune the Illinois Senate has passed a bill allowing people to pick up and keep roadkill to eat.  Of course you need to buy a permit to scrape up the flat snacks.  So far it is limited to fur-bearing mammals, so you can't pick up wild fowl or reptiles.   Soylent Green can't be too far down the road.

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These morons in office want people to get a permit to pick up and eat road kill? Has it occured to them they shouldn't screw with people willing to eat road kill?

Gorilla warfare fun fact, - Way back when the, Cheyenne dog soldiers got that name because they would bring a pack of dogs with them on the war trail, so they wouldn't have to stop and hunt for food.

Just putting it out there.

Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

For a lead role in a cage?

 

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    Posted: May 26, 2011, 9:03 am - IP Logged

    These morons in office want people to get a permit to pick up and eat road kill? Has it occured to them they shouldn't screw with people willing to eat road kill?

    Gorilla warfare fun fact, - Way back when the, Cheyenne dog soldiers got that name because they would bring a pack of dogs with them on the war trail, so they wouldn't have to stop and hunt for food.

    Just putting it out there.

    Cities are missing out on a great source of income by not putting a city-operated butcher shop out behind the Humane Society.

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      Posted: May 26, 2011, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

      Cities are missing out on a great source of income by not putting a city-operated butcher shop out behind the Humane Society.

      The fact that we conduct wholesale slaughter of man's best friend is bad enough without going the extra mile and eating them.

      It's a crime the way some people treat dogs in this country.

      One can only imagine the regard in which they're held in countries like Korea and China, where they eat them.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: May 26, 2011, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

        I find it hard to believe poker players would buy more lottery tickets if they can't get their online poker fix.

        BobP

        Well Bob I'm a online Poker player thank god I got my money the other day. But one site is not releasing funds to the US Playes...

        And I think it's BS...that is a strong group fighting to bring it back. And tax us players gov. stupid for not wanting a piece of a billion dollar industry.

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          Posted: May 26, 2011, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

          The fact that we conduct wholesale slaughter of man's best friend is bad enough without going the extra mile and eating them.

          It's a crime the way some people treat dogs in this country.

          One can only imagine the regard in which they're held in countries like Korea and China, where they eat them.

          I'm not sure I'm up to making a distinction in matters of ethics and morals between the we treat feedlot cows, dairy cows, battery chicken [layer and meat] operations, and pets.  Not to say I believe in the US there's any danger of what I suggested in my post actually happening so long as things don't get a lot worse than they are.  My comments were tongue in cheek in response to the dog soldier anecdote.

          But by the time WWII reached a conclusion in Europe a person would have been hard-pressed to find a pet anywhere in Germany.  I've always assumed they went into cookpots.

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            Posted: May 26, 2011, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

            Good point, Coin.

            I'd bet you're a lot more savvy from reading all that Chicago news.

            rdgrnr,

            Actually down here we read the St Louis Post Dispatch more than the Chicago papers, but yeah.

            That and growing up in North Jersey and seeing this all in action.

            Wehn I got to Vegas I guy I first worked with had learned to deal in an illegal game in Manhattan. the games was on the 7th floor of an office building. The first floor of the very same building was the HQ of a police precinct.

            Talk about paying off the cops!

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.